FAIR (Fostering Acceptance of Indigenous Rights) Committee

Our Mission and VisionFAIR logo

The Fostering Acceptance of Indigenous Rights (FAIR) Committee supports and advocates for First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) SGEU members in the workplace; works to ensure the emotional, mental and physical well-being of FNIM SGEU members; and represents the interests of FNIM SGEU members.

The FAIR Committee shall*:

  • Support and advocate for members in SGEU and the workplace to ensure the emotional, mental and physical well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) SGEU members.
  • Represent the interests of FNIM SGEU members.
  • Develop and promote anti-racism policies and provide educational programs internally and/or externally.
  • Promote FNIM education in the workplace to the in-scope and out-of-scope employees and to the union leadership.
  • Actively ensure that every available avenue and job opportunity is open to all FNIM members, by promotion options such as SGEU negotiating Employment Equity plans.
  • Act as a resource to approved organizing initiatives to bring FNIM workers into SGEU.
  • Develop long-term plans to ensure FNIM representation in SGEU.
  • Actively ensure that all racial incidents concerning FNIM members are positively addressed through the co-operation of the FAIR Committee and other internal SGEU structures.
  • Reach out to FNIM SGEU members and co-operate with other organizations committed to  equality.
  • In conjunction with the Human Rights/Equity Committee, organize and host an Equity Conference in even-numbered years.

*As outlined in the Article 6.10.8 in the SGEU Constitution

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Sheena Yew, Committee Chair


Committee Members

Sheena Yew, Education Sector, Chair
Andy Cook, Public Service Sector
Jocelyn Hargreaves, Crown Sector
Ryan Favel, Health Sector
Darryl Firth, Community Services Sector
Echo Stringer, Retail & Regulatory Sector
Corey Linfit, Human Rights and Equity Seat